The Relationship Between Cigarette Use and Other Tobacco Products

Results from the 2000 National Youth Tobacco Survey

Published in: Legacy First Look Report 10 (Washington, D. C.: American Legacy Foundation, Jan. 2003), 23 p

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2003

by Jeanne S. Ringel, Jeffrey Wasserman, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula

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This report, based on 2000 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) data, presents prevalence estimates for current use of smokeless tobacco, cigars, bidis, kreteks, and pipes among youth in the United States. It also highlights the strong relationship between smoking and use of other tobacco products. The NYTS is the only national youth survey to monitor use of this wide variety of "other" tobacco products. Over 35,000 youth participated in the 2000 survey, which provides nationally representative estimates for African-American, Hispanic, and Asian-American as well as non-Latino White youth. The NYTS enables the tobacco control community and the public at large to track use of popular and emerging tobacco products and to identify youth at risk for initiating use of particular products.

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